ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards

Student Awards Foundation

Applications for the 2016-2017 SAF awards are now available.  Applications are due by January 13, 2017. Click below for the application requirements and form. 

Call for 2016 Award Nominations

It’s the end of the year and time to acknowledge and celebrate the best people and achievements in our industry. We all know a Civil Engineer or a professor who has accomplished great things over this past year, and projects delivered that are highly regarded for their innovation, sustainability, and/or the positive change they have brought into our world. Therefore, please consider nominating them for one of our ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards to be presented in late February 2017 as part of our Engineers' Week celebration! Potential categories are as follows:

  • Civil Engineer of the Year
  • Young Civil Engineer of the Year
  • Professor of the Year
  • Government Engineer of the Year
  • Distinguished Civil Engineer
  • Meritorious Service to the Pittsburgh Section
  • Service to People
  • Employer Recognition Award
  • Civil Engineering Achievement Award
  • Award of Merit
  • Civil Engineering Sustainability Award
  • Journalism Award

Nominations are now being accepted, and can be sent to Kemal.niksic@mottmac.com, along with any questions you may have regarding the nomination process. The nominations should follow the requirements set forth in ASCE Pittsburgh Section Selection Criteria. Selection criteria for each award is available by clicking on the award category below. All Nominations must be received by December 31, 2017.


2015 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2015 Award winners!  ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards were presented on February 20, 2016 as part of our Engineers’ Week celebration! Click on the award title for information on award criteria and past awardees.

Civil Engineering Achievement Award


Hulton Bridge Replacement - PennDOT District 11 - Project Team: Gannett Fleming / SAI Consulting / Brayman Construction Company / CDR Maguire

Awards of Merit


Green Infrastructure Program - Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority


SR 0079, Section 20H, South Junction - PennDOT District 12 - Project Team: HDR / Mackin Engineering / JMT / Golden Triangle Construction / The Burns Group

Sustainability Award


Chatham University's Eden Hall Stormwater  Management - CEC

Employer Recognition Award


DiGioia, Gray & Associates

Service to People Award


John Schombert - 3 Rivers Wet Weather

Journalism Award


Daniel Moore - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael A. Gross Meritorious Service to the Pittsburgh Section

To learn more about Michael A. Gross, please see this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Lauren Terpak - AECOM

Professor of the Year


Dr. John Brigham - University of Pittsburgh

Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year


Timothy O'Loughlin, PE - US Army Corps of Engineers

Government Civil Engineer of the Year


Greg Rumbaugh, PE - Mine Safety and Health Administration

Young Civil Engineer of the Year


Thomas Batroney, PE, ENV SP - Hatch Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineer of the Year


Bill Gross, PE - HDR

Distinguished Civil Engineer Award


Thomas Leech, PE, SE - Gannett Fleming


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